The Charlestown

A 62+ Independent Senior Housing Community

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Homes in Charlestown, MA

Now Accepting Applications

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Seek comfort and sophistication at The Charlestown. Located in the center of Boston's Charlestown neighborhood, urban adventures abound right outside your doorstep. Walk to the Bunker Hill Memorial, stroll across the bridge to the North End, and enjoy all the conveniences of metropolitan living close to the comforts of home!

Replete with amenities, the Charlestown offers an outdoor seating terrace, and a well-appointed clubhouse. Choose from our many floorplans, including spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. We offer an abundance of styles and spaces to meet your every need and complement your dynamic lifestyle.

Each apartment is outfitted with designer kitchens with luxe details - on-trend countertops, stainless steel appliances, luxurious bathrooms, and sizeable walk-in showers.

The Charlestown apartments offer everything you need to feel at home right from the start.

Interested in living at The Charlestown?

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Rents and Income Limits

Bed # of Apts. Est. Sq.Ft. Rent Max Income # Built Out
for Mobility
# Built Out
for Deaf/Hard
of Hearing
# Built Out for
of Hearing
Studio 5* 409-451 30% of HH Income 30% 2 - -
Studio 4 409-451 30% of HH Income 50% - - -
1 BR 2* 479-836 30% of HH Income 30% 1 1 -
1 BR 34 479-836 $1,578 60% 2 - -
2 BR 1 915 $1,893 60% - - -

*7 homeless set-aside units will be filled through direct referral from HomeStart. For more information, contact us at the email address or phone number below. For direct referrals, visit

Minimum Incomes

(set by owner + based on # of BRs + Area Median Income (AMI))***

Bed 30% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI
Studio 0 0 -
1 BR 0 - $47,340
2 BR - - $56,790

Maximum Incomes

(set by DND + based on the household size + Area Median Income (AMI)***

Household Size 30% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI
1 $29,460 $49,100 $58,920
2 $33,660 $56,100 $67,320
3 $37,860 $63,100 $75,720
4 $42,060 $70,100 $84,120

*** Income limits subject to change. AMI - Area Median Income.

Minimum incomes apply but do not apply to households w/housing assistance (Sec. 8, MRVP, VASH) or for the units in this development that include a project-based housing assistance voucher. Selection by Lottery. Income, Asset & Use Restrictions Apply. Preferences Apply. For more info, language assistance, or reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 781.980.2873 or email.

Application Information

Information Session

Applications are available during the application period for 60 days, from 11/14/2022 - 1/13/2023.

Request Application

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than
January 13, 2023.
Mail completed applications to: Peabody Properties, Inc. c/o The Charlestown, 536 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Lottery to be held virtually in February 2023
All eligible applicants will receive a letter stating the date and time the lottery will be held.

Post Lottery
What to bring for the Interview?
» Required Documents

Lottery Process

Applications will be distributed between the dates stated above. Applications will be made available online, by mail, and in-person during the scheduled distribution times. Applicants that prefer to submit a hard copy of the application (versus the online application) are required to mail the completed application back to Peabody Properties c/o The Charlestown. The application must be postmarked on or before the application deadline date. Applications will not be accepted by email.

  1. Applicants who submit a complete application by the deadline will then be entered into the lottery.
  2. All applicants will receive an application number.
  3. The application number is used for the lottery to keep the identity of applicants confidential.
  4. Peabody Properties will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will then be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).
  5. Following the lottery, we will then show the units to the top applicants based on the lottery number and preferences. At this stage, we will begin to request supporting documentation (paystubs, bank statements, taxes, etc.).
    Required Documents

Please note that entry in the Lottery Drawing does not constitute qualification or eligibility. Applicant’s eligibility will be determined post lottery.

The Charlestown



  • Heat and hot water included
  • Energy efficient, individually controlled heating and cooling
  • Key fob access entry with intercom system
  • High speed internet and cable ready
  • Open and airy living spaces with abundant natural light
  • Smartly designed kitchens featuring wood cabinets and stainless appliances
  • Modern appliances including refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher
  • EnergyStar appliances and high efficiency windows and doors
  • Vinyl plank flooring
  • Tile bath
  • Abundant closet space
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Oversized windows with ample natural light


  • Community room with wifi lounge
  • Laundry Room
  • Waterbottle filling station
  • Conference rooms
  • Outdoor patio and garden
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Pet friendly (guidelines apply)
  • Elevator access
  • Smoke-free community
  • Resident service programs and activities
  • Manicured grounds
  • Professional, on-site management and 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Close by commuter rail transportation into Boston, major highways
The Charlestown